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    Biden signs order to secure US supply chain network, prioritising semiconductors

    2021-03-01T11:58:00Z

    President Biden has signed an executive order designed to fortify US supply chains, including those supporting the production of EV batteries and semiconductors.

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    Sustainable as standard: Transforming automotive supply chains with BSI

    2021-03-01T08:56:00Z

    In this podcast, BSI’s Robert Brown and Martin Townsend discuss how Covid, digitalisation and the circular economy are reshaping processes and business models across automotive supply chains with Automotive Logistics editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen reveals wind-powered ro-ro vessel

    2021-02-22T11:45:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen has presented Orcelle Wind, a concept for a primarily wind-powered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel that the finished vehicle logistics provider is confident could be on the water in 2025. In normal operation, it is expected to bring a 90% reduction in emissions.

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    Decarbonising the supply chain will be a gradual effort

    2021-02-11T09:24:00Z

    With the range of electric vehicles (EVs) available on the market it is possible to buy a car that does not have any tailpipe emissions. The realities of energy generation mean that true zero-emission motoring is still some way off but at least there is a clear first step. Decarbonising the supply chain, however, is a complex issue with many hurdles still to overcome.

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    North American vehicle makers steer a course through Covid

    2021-02-08T14:38:00Z

    This year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference revealed how a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales has taken the supply chain by surprise and exacerbated the misalignment in inbound supply and capacity caused by the Covid-19 shutdowns.

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    USMCA: The milk in the coconut of North American trade

    2021-02-08T11:55:00Z

    The renegotiated rules on free trade in North America, known as USMCA, have been in effect six months but are coming under stricter enforcement. Trade experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association point to risks around compliance and a lack of clarity in some rules, especially around ’alternative staging regimes’ on localisation – with the risk that some suppliers could lose significant business. 

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    Watch: A surprisingly bright outlook for North American vehicle sales and production

    2021-02-07T19:08:00Z

    Despite the pandemic and supply chain disruptions, IHS-Markit is forecasting a stronger-than-anticipated rebound for the North American automotive sector, however there are many headwinds, including for production and exports out of Mexico.

  • Forecast of lithium-ion battery capacity for North America
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    Watch: The race to build a North American lithium-ion battery supply chain

    2021-02-07T19:07:00Z

    Investing in regional battery supply will be critical for OEMs in North America to compete on electric vehicles, but can battery cell capacity keep up? Analyst Daniel Harrison details the evolving battery production footprint in the region.

  • Susanne Lehmann Volkswagen North America, Michael Maass Kuehne + Nagel
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    Watch: How Volkswagen and Kuehne + Nagel are making supply chains greener

    2021-02-07T18:54:00Z

    In this virtual event, leaders from Volkswagen and Kuehne+Nagel discussed how production and supply chains can be made greener by using renewable energy in plants, switching deep-sea shipping vessels to LNG, reducing air freight and more.

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    Watch: North American automotive recovery is underway, but for how long?

    2021-02-07T18:54:00Z

    The North American automotive market is on pace to return to growth this year despite slow vaccine roll-outs, however there are risks in the supply chain and the longer-term economic outlook, according to Eaton’s top automotive analyst, Brandon Mason. 

  • Stephen Grant Lucid Motors, Achim Glass Kuehne + Nagel, Carolynne Hunter St. Clair Technologies, Warren Ali APMA, Sean Mario Hazaray Haze Automotive, Sanjiv Takyar CHEP, Tony Han Havelaar Canada
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    Watch Think Tank: Starting up electric vehicle supply chains

    2021-02-07T18:51:00Z

    With new OEMs like Lucid about to launch electric vehicle production, supply chain experts from OEMs, suppliers, tech players and logistics companies discuss the investment, data and technology opportunities – and difficulties – that come with starting up new EV and battery supply chains.

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    Localised battery production key to EV penetration in North America

    2021-02-03T08:26:00Z

    Electric vehicle sales in North America have lagged other regions, but changing US policy and new technology is set to change that – as long as the region can develop a local lithium-ion battery value chain

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    Carmakers ramp up plans for North American BEV manufacturing

    2021-02-01T11:24:00Z

    As Europe develops an appetite for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with Volkswagen’s ID.3 even becoming the second-best selling car overall in December, North America continues to lag behind. Although it is unlikely to catch up to Europe any time soon, things are beginning to move when it comes to local manufacturing, with some major OEMs and some credible start-ups announcing big investments for new models.

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    GM plans to be globally carbon neutral in 20 years

    2021-02-01T09:55:00Z

    General Motors has said it plans to be carbon neutral across its global operations and products by 2040. It has signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5°C, a global initiative driven by UN agencies, business and industry leaders that provides companies with science-based targets to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change

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    Brexit means business as usual, but with more work for Volvo and Gefco

    2021-01-19T11:07:00Z

    At last week’s Livestream Hour from Ultima Media, panellists from Volvo Cars and Gefco discussed how their daily business had changed with nearly two weeks of Brexit under their belts. Volvo had yet to experience severe disruption but both companies are seeing an increased workload to comply with the eleventh-hour regulations

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    Analysis: Middle East and Africa recovery will depend on better trade relations, logistics and investment

    2020-12-09T17:17:00Z

    The wider Middle East and North Africa region is set for vehicle sales and production declines of 25% year-on-year in 2020, but there are prospects for recovery in automotive markets and in trade, if OEMs and suppliers can overcome supply chain barriers. Download our latest analysis. 

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    Watch: Middle East and North Africa supply chains – the route to recovery (EP.3)

    2020-12-09T15:44:00Z

    Watch this Livestream for the latest insight on vehicle demand, production and trade across Middle East and North Africa automotive supply chains, plus insights with General Motors’ head of purchasing and supply chain for the Middle East, Sulaiman Pallak. 

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    Asean region now benefiting from Acts online customs trade tool

    2020-11-30T14:40:00Z

    This week sees the launch of a new online customs transit management system in the 10-member Association of Southeast Nations (Asean), designed to accelerate trade in goods by road. The Asean Customs Transit System (Acts) enables private companies to make a single customers transit declaration that covers the transport of goods across multiple Asean countries without the need to make repeated customs declarations or change vehicles at each border. The online e-transit declaration can be made directly with Asean customs authorities. Companies can track the movement of their goods from loading at departure to delivery at the final destination.

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    Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden

    2020-11-23T12:34:00Z

    Scania is building a lithium battery assembly facility at its plant in Södertälje, Sweden to support production of a range of electric trucks and buses. The cells will be supplied by Northvolt in Sweden but battery module assembly onsite will overcome the dangers and cost associated with the inbound delivery of finished modules

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    Can the UK supply chain keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

    2020-11-20T14:31:00Z

    The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.